Irish Film & Television Awards
|Irish Film & Television Awards|
|10th Irish Film & Television Awards|
Award and Logo of the Irish Film & Television Awards
|Awarded for||Excellence in film and television|
The Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) were first awarded in 2003. Annually honouring and celebrating Ireland's notably talented film and television community, the ceremony is considered to be Ireland's most prestigious Awards event, and can be viewed as the Irish equivalent to the American Oscars.
Irish Film & Television Academy 
In 2006 the Irish Film and Television Academy was established. Its Membership is compirised of over 1,000 professionals in the fields of Irish and international television and film. The Irish Academy's stated aim is "the stimulation of original and creative production work, and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television." 
The proposed ways to enforce this ideology are:
- Encouraging high standards of art and technique in persons engaged in production work and to celebrate excellence through the annual Awards Ceremony.
- Raising the profile of Irish talent & production, by actively promoting Irish excellence within the Academy and ensuring that achievements are recognised and respected throughout the world.
- Establishing an academic programme of activities to nurture and encourage emerging Irish talent.
- Safeguarding the integrity of the Irish Academy's annual Film and Television Awards.
Part of IFTA’s mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development & collaboration within the industry. The Academy hosts a year-round calendar of learning & industry events for Members, including:
- Educational Lectures, debates, master-classes, public interviews, Q&A's and workshops, along with networking evenings and social events.
- Exclusive first-look screenings and previews.
- The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium.
- The Annual IFTA Tribute Event.
- Industry Creative Forums.
- The Annual Irish Film & Television Awards ceremony.
IFTA has established an official archive/catalogue of photography, publications, formal records of Nominees & Winners to ensure an accurate and comprehensive history of the Academy in the future.
IFTA LONDON 
The Irish Film & Television Academy established its London branch in August 2011. Through the IFTA London events programme Members have access to unique networking opportunities; Irish talent is showcased to the UK industry and Members are invited to engage with and meet London based film/TV professionals. This initiative aims to help build new relationships and networks between the creative industries in Ireland and the UK. The London Branch is also open to Irish creative talent who frequently travel to work in the UK.
- The Academy has also extended its Membership to international members and invite a core group of international jury Members in order to bring the work of Irish talent to the attention of prominent industry representatives across the world.
The Irish Film and Television Awards 
The 1st Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA) took place in Dublin during November 2003 and having been running until 2012 when they took place in the Convention Centre in Dublin.
The Awards, presented by the Irish Film & Television Academy, are a platform to honour and celebrate outstanding Irish creativity, talent and achievement; to encourage a high standard of arts and technique in work produced.
The Awards are open to all Irish people working in the film and television industries in Ireland and internationally.
Previous ceremonies 
The following is a listing of all Irish Film Television Awards ceremonies since 2003.
The event is broadcast Live on RTE 1.
2013 Winners 
|Best Writer for TV||N/A||Love/Hate|
|Best TV Actor||Tom Vaughan Lawlor||Love/Hate|
|Best Support TV Actor||Andrew Scott||Sherlock|
|Best TV Actress||Charlie Murphy||Love/Hate|
|Best Support TV Actress||Susan Loughnane||Love/Hate|
|Best Actor (Film)||Jack Reynor||What Richard Did|
|Best Supporting Actor (Film)||Domhnall Gleeson||Anna Karenina|
|Best Actress (Film)||Ruth Bradley||Grabbers|
|Best Supporting Actress (Film)||Brid Brennan||Shadow Dancer|
|The Irish Film Board Rising Star Award||Gerard Barret||Pilgrim Hill|
|Best Film||What Richard Did||What Richard Did|
|Best Film Director||Lenny Abrahamson||What Richard Did|
|Best Script||Malcolm Campbell||What Richard Did|
|Best Editing||Lenny Abrahamson||What Richard Did|
|Best International Film||Ben Affleck||Argo|
|Best International Actor||Daniel Day-Lewis||Lincoln|
|Best International Actress||Marion Cotillard||Rust & Bone|
|Best Best Director of Photography in Film||Seamus McGarvey||Anna Karenina|
|Best Costume||Maggie Donnelly||Good Vibrations|
|Best Sound Film/Drama||Garret Farrell, Hugh Fox and Steve Fanagan||Citadel|
|Best Make Up||Sharon Doyle||Ripper Street|
|Best Production Design||Mark Geraghty||Ripper Street|
|Best TV Editing||Brenda Morrissey||Inside the Department|
|Best Director of Photography in Television||Michael O' Donovan||Gaeil Nua Eabhrac|
|Best Sound (TV)||Mark Henry, Conall de Cleir, John Brennan||Am an Ghathair|
|Best Original Score||Niall Byrne||Loving Miss Hatto|
|The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award||Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God||Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God|
|Best TV Documentary||Congo 1961||Congo 1961|
|Best Current Affairs||The Radharc Squad and Spotlight: Sean Quinn’s Missing Millions||The Radharc Squad and Spotlight: Sean Quinn’s Missing Millions|
|Best Sports Programme||When Ali Came to Ireland||When Ali Came to Ireland|
|Best Entertainment||Chris O'Dowd||Moone Boy|
|Special Irish Language||Lón sa Spéir||Lón sa Spéir|
|Best Reality||Jockey Eile||Jockey Eile|
|Best Short Film||Morning||Morning|
Other Academy Events 
Aside from the annual awards ceremony, the academy host a number of regular events for its members including:
In Conversation With 
|Stuart Murphy||4 December 2011||Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2|
|John Lasseter||25 July 2011||Cineworld Cinemas, Dublin 2|
|Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais.||22 March 2011||Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2|
|Graham Linehan||26 August 2010||The Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2|
|Dearbhla Walsh||21 July 2010||The Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2|
|Lelia Doolan||10 July 2010||Cinemobile @ Galway Film Fleadh|
|Redmond Morris||11 July 2009||Cinemobile @ Galway Film Fleadh|
|Ciarán Hinds||4 October 2008||Queen's Film Theatre Belfast|
|David Kelly||17 August 2008||Irish Film Institute, Dublin|
|Peter O’Toole||13 July 2008||Town Hall Galway|
IFTA Tributes 
|Niall Tóibín - A Life On Screen||3 Novemberer 2011||Irish Film Institute|
|Cathal O'Shannon - A Life In Television||22 September 2010||The Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2|
|Directing Masterclass with John Moore||25 August 2011||Odessa, Dublin|
|Screenwriting Masterclass with Gill Dennis||5–10 July 2011||Galway Film Fleadh|
|MAC Pro Trends with Lesley Keane and Neil Young.||8 September 2010||The Morgan Hotel, Dublin|
|Sound Production Masterclas with Sarah Gaines and Patrick Drummond||8 July 2010||Ardmore Sound, Ardmore Studios, Bray, Co. Wicklow|
|Acting Master Class, with John Lynch||24 April 2010||Belfast's QFT|
Festivals and Forums 
|John Ford Ireland Film Symposium||7–10 June 2012||Various, Dublin|
|Music for the Moving Image||4 September 2009||Light House Cinema, Smithfield|